Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining. Address the following in your paper:
Define plea bargaining.
Distinguish between charge bargaining and sentence bargaining.
Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining.
Describe how plea bargaining reflects or thwarts the crime control and due process models of criminal justice.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Plea Bargains Name: Institution: Course: Date: Define plea bargaining Plea bargaining is a common process in the criminal cases which involves the defendant and prosecutor. Ideally, the process involves the defendant agreeing to plead guilty to some of the counts on charges that have been leveled against them. In return, the prosecutor agrees to some concession which reduces the charges that the defendant is facing. In most of the cases, the charge that the defendant is supposed to plead guilty for, is lesser that the one that they could stand trial for. It helps the defendant to face the charges on a lesser/lenient scale such as have the rest of the charges dropped and one upheld (Americanbar.org, 2016). It also means that the parties involved reduce the length in time that they spend on trial. As such, it is an approach that is associated with efficiency an